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St. Helena Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Castleton, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

St. Helena Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This property is a traditional, stone-built Yorkshire cottage which offers sleeping accommodation for groups of up to four people. Organised in an 'upside-down' fashion, the bedrooms are on the ground floor, whilst the living accommodation is upstairs, benefiting from spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. For the summer months there is a walled garden to the rear of the property, allowing you to sit and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down. In the winter, you can still watch the sunset from the sitting room, warmed by the gas central heating and the flame-effect fire.

Set in the breathtaking and beautiful location of the Upper Esk Valley in the North Yorkshire Moors, Castleton is the main village in the area and a centre for walking, bird watching, shooting and many other pursuits. There is a bowling green adjacent to the Downe Arms public house (which is dog and walker friendly and has won accolades for its real ales) and a cricket pitch and children's play area close to the River Esk. There are many footpaths and bridle ways - all providing superb views of the surrounding countryside. Castleton is a short walk from the North York Moors Danby Visitors centre from where a number of walks start and local arts and crafts events held. Castleton is a thriving community which has ample provision for visitors and boasts, several shops, public houses, tea rooms, a post office, garage and a bank. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre is also nearby and it has a train station on the Middlesbrough to Whitby line.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Gas central heating with flame-effect fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, video, DVD, stereo/CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Abundant off road parking. Enclosed lawned garden to rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: The cottage enjoys a filtered, natural spring water supply.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr & Mrs Heath
December 2009
We were made very welcome with tea and cakes on arrival and during our stay the owners were alays there if needed but never intruded on our privacy. The cottage is very well appointed and very comfortable with an exit on to the moors right outside the front door. Whilst standing on its own in the moors the cottage never feels isolated with full amenites only 3 miles away. This was our third visit and we cannot wait to experience it again.
Mr Teal
December 2015
A beautiful cottage with fantastic views and a lovely warm and friendly greeting from the owner. Had a lovely weekend break and we will be going back next year.
Mrs Yates
October 2015
The Cottage was lovely and cosy. It was in a beautiful location which was ideally located to explore the Moors and the coast.
Mrs Crysell
March 2015
AMAZING - highly recommended as a 'get away from it all' break.
Mrs Pemberton
September 2015
In a stunning peaceful location. A comfortable and clean cottage which was very well equipped and very much a home from home. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We go to the North York Moors every year and would happily recommend this cottage.
Mr Carrick
December 2014
Remote lovely countryside, it was peaceful and quiet, away from the rat race.
January 2015
A cosy cottage in a beautiful location - we had some lovely walks in the valley and up on the moors and were able to come back to a bath and a warm sitting room. The owners were very helpful and friendly and the cottage had everything we needed.
Ms Faulds
October 2014
The owners seemed to have considered everything. A very warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble. An extremely comfortable, well provided cottage. Wonderful holiday - we'd go back like a shot.
Mrs Callen
October 2014
Cottage as described. Lovely location and unobtrusive owners.
Mrs Holmes
September 2014
A lovely Cottage in a wonderful area.
Mr Treadaway
September 2014
Set in the valley just down from the North York Moors this upside down cottage is a treat with brilliant views across the moors from a fantastically nurtured garden and from the large skylight lounge windows. The owners have a knack for decor and furnishings and it all feels light, spacious and homely. We did not want to leave.
Mrs Brook
June 2014
A lovely cottage in a very special position, I think it must be quite unique with regards to the location. The views along the Dales are stunning and walking in this area is so uplifting. The cottage is extremely well cared for by the owners.
Mr Wilson
June 2014
Lovely cottage in a wonderful location and really friendly owners. Looking forward to returning one day.
Ms Childs
August 2012
The cottage is perfectly situated, set in a sheltered valley on the moors with superb views. Quiet and peaceful. The garden is enclosed - perfect for dogs. The owners were very helpful.
Mrs Johnston
April 2013
This was a very well managed property in a beautiful location.
Ms Miskin
May 2013
Our second visit and an excellent cottage.
Mrs Pearce
June 2013
It was very quiet and peaceful, plenty of walks and easy access to all places of interest. The owners were very helpful and pleasant.
Miss Dalton
March 2014
The views from this cottage are utterly stunning and it is ideally located for joining the Esk Valley Walk to Castleton and Danby. The village of Botton is also in walking distance - a fascinating community live there - we had a very interesting visit. The cottage was beautifully cosy - as well as being a good base from which to explore the rest of the moors. I hope to return again one day!
Mrs Body
August 2013
Beautiful cottage, perfect isolation to get away from a busy life. Immaculate cottage, everything you require, walks from the door, perfect owners. I miss St Helena already, hopefully we shall be back soon.
Miss Clayton
August 2013
A well equipped and comfortable cottage in a secluded location.
Mrs Lythgoe
July 2012
A perfect location for peace and quiet. Good base for walking and sightseeing. Owners friendly but not intrusive.
Mr Everest
July 2013
The location of the property was excellent. The kitchen was well equipped and the owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Lloyd
December 2013
The general facilities were beyond reproach. The owners were most helpful. The ambiance, views and setting were perfect.
Mr McLaren
July 2012
Rural setting, central for all types of activities.
Mrs Davies
July 2012
A secluded property in an idyllic setting. Cottage immaculate and clean.
Mr Paterson
September 2011
The location of the cottage was great and the owners were very friendly.
Mr Coates
January 2012
Excellent location straight onto the Moors. A lovely homely cottage. The owners were welcoming and helpful. We had a wonderful break.
Mrs Collins
July 2012
The cottage was perfect and in a perfect location - very peaceful and relaxing.
Mr Preston
July 2012
The owners were more than helpful and you would want for nothing here. A must to return to as we love this part of the country - nice and remote just as described. The atmosphere was very friendly, thank you from us both.
Mrs Michael
July 2012
A fantastic cottage which suited our needs perfectly and was ideal for our dogs. Superb location, wonderful views and local walks. A great base for the moors, dales and the coast. Everything we needed was there, in our case even the weather!
Mrs Lupton
July 2012
The cottage was just so beautiful. It is set in a wonderful location, with easy access to the coast and all points of interest and the owners were completely charming. I have to say that it was one of the best weeks we have spent away and the local area was a pleasure to visit.
Mr Mullaney
June 2011
Quiet, beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities, well stocked toy box and library. Owners extremely helpful and welcoming.
Mrs Davies
July 2011
Garden - enclosed! Great for dogs.
Mr Duistermaat
August 2011
The cottage is set in a very quiet location with lots to do in the surrounding area. Great for walks, visiting towns cities, shopping etc.
Mrs Pering
October 2010
We loved the location, the views, the comfort, absolutely everything and we will definitely be back.
Mrs Pering
October 2010
We had a 3 month old baby with us and the accommodation was perfect for him as well as us. We all had a wonderful time and were very warm and cosy. We would definitely recommend the cottage to all our family and friends, and we are planning on returning ourselves next year.
Miss Reddish
February 2010
The cottage was very cosy with absolutely lovely views and was maintained to a high standard. Also, our dog thoroughly enjoyed her first holiday!
Mrs Clayton-Smith
April 2010
Spectacular views!
Mr Humphreys
April 2010
The location was very quiet and peaceful. I do a lot of photography and if you are looking to take pictures whilst out on the moors it is an ideal location.
Mr Cooke
October 2009
The cottage was in a beautiful location with fantastic views. The owners had tried to cover every aspect of your stay from games for the children to magazines for the adults and their friendliness and helpfulness was second to none.
Mr Cairns
September 2009
The location, views and warm welcome.
Mr Mrs Armitage
August 2009
Lovely, peaceful location. Beautiful views. Owners very welcoming. Comfy cottage, everything we needed.
Mrs Mackay
August 2009
The cottage was situated in a beautiful location. The owners were helpful but in no way intrusive. A very enjoyable holiday and would certainly recommend to others.
Mrs Found
September 2009
The very warm welcome we received on arrival helped to make the holiday very special. The cottage is very homely and full of charm - cleanliness is excellent. The cottage is situated in stunning surroundings with panoramic views of the beautiful countryside.
Mrs Fearn
July 2009
It made an ideal base for the holiday. The dog loved the garden and it was very safe for him. The cottage was beautiful and clean and the owners were lovely and friendly.
Mrs Challis
June 2009
The whole area and surroundings were amazing! The cottage was lovely and we do hope to return next year! Thank you for a really lovely stay in your beautiful cottage.
Mrs Lundstrum
May 2009
A beautiful home-from-home in idyllic surroundings. The owner had the kettle on and a plate of biscuits ready on our arrival - a nice touch.
Mrs Dale
June 2009
Our two boys relished the safe freedom beyond the garden. They were adventuring, and we could watch from the house. The TV wasn't used! The holiday was worth it just for that experience.
Mr Mrs Wallace
July 2009
Lovely peaceful location. Good walks for the fit. Lovely towns and villages nearby and of course not far from the coast. All of us including dog thoroughly enjoyed our week.
Miss Partington
July 2009
The location was beautiful and the cottage was high standard. Owners very friendly.
Mr Webb
April 2009
The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable with fantastic views along the valley. We would certainly go back again.
Mrs Smith
January 2009
The standard of accommodation was much higher than we are used to in rentals that allow you take your dog. It was lovely to be warm and comfortable and have the dogs with us.
Mrs McLeod
October 2008
A very nice cottage in beautiful surroundings.
Mr Heath
October 2008
The wonderful quiet location in spectacular scenery. The cottage is a real treasure and we are looking forward to going again next year.
Mr Mrs Whitehead
October 2008
We had a wonderful time, every thing was absolutely first class. The building is fantastic and the situation of the cottage is first class. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Mrs Newmarch
November 2007
The owners were extremely friendly, helpful and very attentive to our needs without being intrusive. Wonderful location, good walks and marvellous views.
Ms Starkey
May 2008
Fantastic scenery from the property.
Ms O'Shea
May 2008
The lady was very friendly and told us of several walks to do from the door which was very helpful. The views were fantastic, safe garden for the dog and it was just a really nice break. Did not like the fact we had to leave such a lovely place and come home.
Ms Lay
May 2008
A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Dogs welcome at the Downe Arms in Castleton and the Lion Inn on the moors, both pubs friendly with good food. Excellent walking from the cottage.
Mr Arran
June 2008
The cottage was lovely and the owner could not have been more helpful.
Mr Wilson
June 2008
The cottage was in a lovely peaceful setting. The owners were very polite and helpful.
Mr Soper
August 2008
Clean comfortable cottage. Nice place to relax. Enjoyable holiday.
Mr Lancewicz
August 2008
The position of the cottage for us was excellent, the land adjacent to the cottage was ideal to give our dog some exercise. The views were really lovely. The owner was helpful, but not intrusive.
Mr Ward
September 2008
The cottage was surrounded by fantastic scenery and very quiet and peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Everything in the cottage looked clean and inviting.
Mr Barron
November 2007
We enjoyed the comfort and tranquillity of the cottage and the surroundings. The views are wonderful. The owner gave us a warm welcome and was most helpful.The weather was perfect.
Ms Stapylton
November 2007
St Helena Cottage and its owners could not have been better. We loved it and it suited our needs perfectly. Definitely recommend it, the area and all there is to explore around it. Would love to have had more time...
Mr Mrs Morgan
May 2007
Warm welcome from hosts and their dogs, with tea tray and kettle on the boil. Excellent accommodation, well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with fabulous views. Enclosed garden, safe for children and dogs, with garden furniture, barbecue and wonderful views over the moors. Perfect holiday location.
Mrs Willcox
July 2006
The situation of the cottage is just stupendous. We enjoyed the rural position, and the wonderful views.
Mr Lake
August 2006
Great location; very secluded, quiet part of the moors, but with lovely villages and good pubs near by. The garden is perfect for sitting out in on good days.
Mrs Stamford
August 2006
A great cottage in a lovely peaceful setting.
Mrs Reid
September 2006
Friendly hosts, lovely rural setting. very comfortable cottage and garden.
Mrs Eglin
October 2006
It was a lovely and very comfortable cottage in a gorgeous setting.
Mrs McGrath
November 2006
The cottage was excellent in every respect. The North Yorkshire Moors railway is an excellent day out. Overall it was a wonderful holiday.
Miss Patterson
November 2006
Relaxing time in lovely surroundings. Ideal location for plenty of walks with the dogs. Friendly welcome from owners and their dogs alike!
Mr Cleaver
November 2006
We could not fault the cottage, it was lovely. The owners were so nice and made you feel really welcome and the location was stunning. Will definitely recommend and be back ourselves.
Mr Mrs Mayer
August 2007
Lovely cottage, beautiful garden and friendly landlords.
Mr Rafton
April 2007
It was very relaxing. The owner was willing to allow dogs which is a big plus for the cottage. Even if the weather was poor the cottage would have been ideal.
Mrs Morgan
June 2006
The location and the state of the property which was very clean and very well furnished. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners.
Mrs Barlow
June 2006
The property had a lovely, homely, rustic feel with quality furnishings. The best thing was its isolated location and lovely views. Lots of peace and quiet!
Mr Barron
November 2007
The garden and wildlife are great for both adults and children. The owners are most helpful.
Gina R
April 2016
We returned today from St. Helena cottage and, to be honest, hated to leave! The cottage is absolutely lovely and the owners John and Jenny are very friendly without being intrusive. The location is perfect, nestled in the glorious North Yorkshire Moors with the moors literally on your doorstep! The views are breathtaking! The cottage is very dog friendly, warm, cosy, clean and has absolutely everything you could need. The surrounding area is stunning and is perfect for long walks. It is conveniently located within a few miles of a village with shops, a post office, a tea room and pubs and not too far across the moors from larger towns Whitby and Pickering. We really can't praise St. Helena Cottage enough and would recommend it to everyone!
November 2016
Quiet cottage location Beautiful walks on the doorstep with plenty of area to cover. Ideal when dogs are in tow. Great place to relax and chill out on holiday, just go at your own pace. John and Jenny are very welcoming and friendly. Ideal break to get away from everyday hustle and bustle. Little chilly this time of year and was expected (I love this time of year) and the cottage was warm and comforting. Blissfully quiet. Super week!
October 2013
An amazing location set at the head of the valley surrounded by fields and moorland, the cottage was very well equipped and unbelievably clean. If I hadn't seen reviews from previous years I would have thought that this was the first year of rental - it really was that clean and fresh! Quiet, tranquil, a feast for the eyes and even the sheep have their volume turned down! Nowhere is very close so you do expect to travel a few miles during the visit but all of that is on lovely country roads, don't expect takeaways - it would be cold by the time it arrived! My only slight criticism which in fairness I never even mentioned, is the outside light at night. It appears to be on a timer controlled from the owners house, I would have liked to turn it off as, one morning (03:00 am) I realised just how dark the night sky is in that area (the lights appear to go off at some point during the night) and the stars were fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone wanting a really nice location and a chance to recharge the batteries
October 2013
A Fabby cottage, with Stunning Views, Excellent Hideaway, fo r exploring and Walking from the door, Owners next door but Never Intrusive, Goergeous Garden/Furniture If Weather good, Also warm & cosy inside if Bad Weather, May need 4x4 to get there if snow, Garden very Dog Friendly One of the best Cottages we Have ever staid at and hopefully we shall be back asap
October 2011
Very quite place, very kind owners, nice towns nearby worth to visit, we made several walks just outside the door but also a few miles (5-20)from the cottage. Bedrooms are a bit small and the beds a bit uncomfortable to us. Living, kitchen and bathroom well equipt.
December 2009
An isolated cottage next door to the owners residence,on a valley slope with wonderful views from the upstairs living area. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Good walking country with walks from the door. A very peaceful and pleasant stay.Have recommended it to several friends.
December 2009
We had a wonderful holiday in this property, the owners were really nice, helpful and caring without being intrusive. The property itself is wonderful, fully equiped with everything you could need, nicely decorated, comfortable, and beautiful location. I would full recommend this property to everyone, the dogs were made very welcome, we will always remember our holiday with much fondness. The surrounding countryside was wonderful, the only problem is the mobiles cannot receive reception, which on a plus side nobody can pester you, you are literally AWAY FROM IT ALL.
October 2013
An amazing location set at the head of the valley surrounded by fields and moorland, the cottage was very well equipped and unbelievably clean. If I hadn't seen reviews from previous years I would have thought that this was the first year of rental - it really was that clean and fresh! Quiet, tranquil, a feast for the eyes and even the sheep have their volume turned down! Nowhere is very close so you do expect to travel a few miles during the visit but all of that is on lovely country roads, don't expect takeaways - it would be cold by the time it arrived! My only slight criticism which in fairness I never even mentioned, is the outside light at night. It appears to be on a timer controlled from the owners house, I would have liked to turn it off as, one morning (03:00 am) I realised just how dark the night sky is in that area (the lights appear to go off at some point during the night) and the stars were fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone wanting a really nice location and a chance to recharge the batteries
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